History came to life this week in Region 8. A living legend visited Arkansas State University. Former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill made a presentation to a large audience about the time he spent protecting First Lady Jacquelin Kennedy. Hill was right behind the presidential limo when the shots were fired that killed President John F Kennedy in Dallas. He was the agent who climbed on to the back of the car as the shooting was happening in an effort to protect the President and Mrs. Kennedy. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house as Hill walked the audience through the shooting and aftermath of the assasination. Hill was recognized for his bravery even though he said he didn't deserve the recognition and felt guilty for the death of the President. We should be proud to live in a community that has this kind of respect for history and has a thirst for knowledge that will hopefully prevent this type of tragedy in the future. Thanks to businessman Mike Watson and Regions Bank CEO Larry Worsham for bringing Hill to Region 8. Mr. Hill's visit to ASU made this A Better Region 8.